April 04, 2010

Draw & share with Adobe Ideas for iPad

ipad_example2.jpgAdobe Ideas, the company’s first iPad app, is now live on the Apple App Store. Here’s a set of full-res screenshots.

This free app helps you sketch out ideas, annotate photographs, extract color themes from photographs, and more. Sketches created in Adobe Ideas can be emailed as a PDF for editing in Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop or viewing with any PDF viewer.

Key features:

  • Simple vector-based drawing tools
  • Zoom control without jaggies or big pixels
  • Variable-size brushes using multitouch control (i.e. you can resize the brush tip on the fly while painting, approximating pressure sensitivity)
  • Vector eraser
  • Huge virtual canvas
  • Automatic creation of harmonized color themes from your photos or images
  • Ability to email ideas as PDF files for editing in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop or for viewing with any PDF viewer
  • Gallery-style organizer to quickly scroll through your ideas and color themes
  • Separate drawing and photo layers
  • Easy creation of multiple versions of design concepts
  • 50-level undo

We’re eager to hear your feedback. It’ll be interesting to rethink what an app should be, especially as Adobe tools are known for being big and feature-rich as opposed to light & tightly focused. Where should the Ideas team take the app from here? What else would you like to see Adobe bring to tablets?

Posted by John Nack at 9:44 AM on April 04, 2010
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